House of Commons to sit Tuesday to pass emergency legislation to aid Canadians during COVID-19 outbreak

The measures include an enhanced Canada Child Benefit and benefits for Canadians who are out of work

Parliament will resume sitting Tuesday with the sole purpose of passing emergency legislation to support Canadians and the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement at a news conference this morning at Rideau Cottage where he remains in self-isolation.

Details of the $82 billion emergency legislation were unveiled by the Liberals last week, such as new funding for research into COVID-19, an enhanced Canada Child Benefit, and benefits for Canadians who are out of work.

Not all MPs will be in the House of Commons to pass the legislation to respect rules around social distancing.

The Senate will also sit on Tuesday and the legislation should be approved that day.

Trudeau also gave a shout out to the opposition parties for agreeing to the return of Parliament.